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New safety app presented at Croydon Tech City

New safety app presented at Croydon Tech City

  A digital project manager presented her personal safety app for the first time yesterday at Croydon Tech City, a monthly meet up for technology entrepreneurs. Lauraine Griffiths, 42, a digital project manager from Beckenham is working on a new safety app called Meanderlings after experiencing a lucky escape from a van…

Croydon authority shortlisted for award

Croydon authority shortlisted for award

Croydon Council has been shortlisted for planning authority of the year in the first MIPIM UK Awards. The awards celebrate the best regeneration projects in the country. The team of judges are impressed with Croydon’s “radically pragmatic approach” to planning and feels it is a model for other authorities in…

Croydon van driver’s “gritty” voice has The X Factor

Croydon van driver’s “gritty” voice has The X Factor

A van driver from Croydon blew the judges away at his X Factor audition on Saturday night. Ben Haenow, 29, impressed the ITV show’s panel with his performance of Bill Withers’ classic, Ain’t No Sunshine. The infamously harsh Simon Cowell was especially glowing in his praise. “A little bit over the top,” said…

Man charged with Croydon murder remanded in custody

Man charged with Croydon murder remanded in custody

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murdering a young father in Croydon last week, after the victim was stabbed to death in broad daylight. Jordan Glasgow of Silverdale, Sydenham, is accused of attacking 24-year-old Adrian Young in Whitehorse Road. Appearing in court today, Glasgow was remanded in custody until November. Young was chased…

Hit and run leaves clubber with life changing injuries

Hit and run leaves clubber with life changing injuries

Police in Croydon are appealing for information following a hit and run on Sunday which has left a man suffering from serious head injuries. The accident took place between 3.10 and 3.30am on Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, where the victim was walking with friends after leaving Crystals nightclub. A car…

Missing schoolgirl has been found in Croydon

Missing schoolgirl has been found in Croydon

Police hunting for a missing schoolgirl found her safe and well in Croydon yesterday afternoon, ending a two week search. Natasha Sandford, 15 years old from Caterham, had last been seen on August 10, and Surrey police appealed to Croydon’s residents and shopkeepers to look out for her after public transport…

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Investigations are taking place after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the junction of Cromwell Road and Whitehorse Road at 4.45pm, after receiving reports of a fight in which a group of men, one armed with a knife, were seen…

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

  Tim Sherwood is “no longer interested” in becoming Crystal Palace manager over concerns that he was not first choice for the position following his interview for the post last Sunday. Writing in his column in The Independent  the former Tottenham head coach said that he would have taken the…

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Police arrested have arrested a driver after his car hit a pensioner in a fatal road accident in Croydon. Officers on routine patrol discovered the incident in Selsdon Park Road, at around 9am on Saturday morning. The 79-year-old man was taken to St Georges Hospital, Tooting, but was pronounced dead…

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigned yesterday following allegations of misconduct by Moody and former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, scuppering the latter’s chances of becoming the next Palace manager. The allegations are believed to concern the exchange of homophobic, racist and sexist texts between Moody and Mackay during…